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Triangle: Agent fights for policy inclusiveness

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

State Farm Insurance agent Pam Herndon has achieved a first for policy writing in North Carolina.

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Charlotte: Youth doll up for prom

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by QNotes Staff

Time Out Youth Center will host its annual Alternative Prom for LGBT youth and allies, ages 13-20, on April 12, 7:30 p.m., at Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave.

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Triangle: Out! Raleigh approaches

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The OUT! Raleigh festival, “All Families Matter,” will be held on May 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on City Plaza and Fayetteville St., between City Plaza and Martin St.

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Western: Eldercare facility still on wish list

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Lula Moon, who facilitates the Stella’s Place listserv, has been studying the feasibility and future of developing an eldercare and residential community for women in the mountain area.

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Regional: Network offers online support

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The National LGBT Cancer Network has launched two new online support groups for LGBT breast cancer survivors.

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Campus Scene: Resource book available

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Campus Pride has announced that pre-ordering for its 2014 edition of “The Lil’ Backpack Resource Guide” for the collegiate set if off and running.

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Action Alert: Rally around safe schools legislation

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Micah Johnson, director of school outreach at Time Out Youth Center, 2320-A N. Davidson St., has called upon the community to contact its U.S. representatives and senators to support the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA).

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Charlotte: College students volunteer time, talent

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Eleven students from Central Michigan University were in the Queen City from March 10-14 at Campus Pride to volunteer their time as part of Alternative Breaks, a national program that gives school students an option for vacation and break time during the academic year. It is under the umbrella of Break Away, a national non-profit organization.

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Triad: Bingo ‘bonds’ the community

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation will host it’s Green Queen Bingo, “BING007,” on April 25, 6 p.m., at The Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St.

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Triangle: Reality show stars visit home event

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Beekman 1802 Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, will make an appearance at the Southern Ideal Home Show on April 12, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.

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Western: Sisters leap into spring

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The SisterCare SpringFest will be held on April 26 at Lake Julian Park, 406 Overlook Rd. Ext.

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South Carolina: Performers book tour venues

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Gay singers Jason & deMarco have taken to the road and are stopping by the South Carolina state capital city for their “Celebrating Diversity” concert on April 1, 7 p.m., at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, 1020 Atlas Rd.

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Regional: HRC seeks co-chairs

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina board of directors and board of governors have announced that they are seeking co-chairs for its 2015 gala to be held on Feb. 21, 2015 in the Queen City.

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Campus Scene: Grads have first LGBT ceremony

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The inaugural Lavendar Graduation Celebration will be held on April 30, 6 p.m., at the Z. Smith Reynolds Auditorium at Wake Forest University through its LGBTQ Center. The community is invited to honor the students and allies for their contributions to the university.

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Center to screen documentary

March 20, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., will hold a fundraising screening of the documentary, “Living in the Overlap,” on March 22, 3-7 p.m.

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Adam Foundation off to good start this year

March 17, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Adam Foundation (AF) has already had a super 2014 as it has had a number of successful fundraisers and events.

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Charlotte: Center asks for volunteers

March 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte is calling on community members to volunteer their time to help staff the center.

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Triangle: Christian association adds staff

March 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Gay Christian Network has announced the hiring of two new staff members.

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Western: Dining event on horizon

March 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Dining Out for Life, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s 12th annual benefit, will be held on April 24. The initiative is seeking ambassadors who are willing to serve as meet and greet hosts at participating restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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South Carolina: Petition launched on state funding

March 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Tabatha Holmes has established a petition at change.org to ask the South Carolina state legislature to reinstate a funding cut as a result of both the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate that used “books on homosexuality.”